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  • ID: I7843
  • Name: Richard Edgcomb
  • Suffix: Kt
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1455 1
  • Death: 7 SEP 1489 in Morlaix, France 2
  • Burial: Morlaix, France
  • Residence: Cotehele, Devon
  • LVG: 1487
  • Occupation: Sheriff of Devon 1487
  • Cause: Died on errand for Henry VII
  • Note: 3 4

    Sir Richard Edgecombe led a local rebellion against Richard II (after hearing of the murder of the Princes in the Tower), fought for Henry VII on Bosworth Field and became one of that king?s most trusted ambassadors.
    Richard is famous for his Peter Pan - like escape from Richard III?s agents: slipping through the cordon they threw around Cotehele, he hurtled down the lower garden, past the stewpond and around the dovecote. When he reached the Tamar, he weighted his cap with a stone, threw it in the river and hid. His pursuers rode away, convinced their quarry had died. (National Trust magazine Spring 2003)

    The original medieval manor-house of Cothele was rebuilt between 1490 and 1520 by Sir Richard Edgecumbe and his son, Piers [d 1539]. They followed the original plan of the house, improving and enlarging the facilities using local granite, sandstone and slate. The family moved to Mount Edgecumbe, 10 miles to the south, in 1553, with Cotehele only occasionally being occupied ever since.
    This Tudor home has remained virtually unaltered since the move to Mount Edgecumbe.
    His son Piers married Joan, the heiress of Stephen Durnford, and by her acquired the estates of East and West Stonehouse.
  • _UID: F4C5D623CF9B4700B32DA57E653C1D234735
  • Change Date: 23 FEB 2008

    Father: Peter or Piers Edgcomb b: ABT 1415
    Mother: Elizabeth Holland

    Marriage 1 Joan Tremayne
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Margaret Edgcombe
    2. Has Children Elizabeth Edgecombe
    3. Has No Children Elizabeth Edgcomb

    1. Type: Gedcom File
      Title: Pedigree Resource
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Edgcumbes of Edgcumbe
      Author: Bina Elizabeth Martin
      Date: 1976
      Location: Dennis L. Maness on rootsweb
    3. Type: Book
      Periodical: The Shell Guide to England
      Author: Ed John Hadfield
      Date: 1970
    4. Type: Web Site
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